red cedar

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Eastern Juniper Sandy Hook Old Dune Trail in winter (Juniperus virginiana)
Walbran Castle Giant (Thuja plicata)
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red cedar (plural red cedars)

  1. A juniper native to North America and highly prized for its fragrant wood, Juniperus virginiana.
    • 1855, Walt Whitman, "Our Old Feuillage" in Leaves of Grass, Modern Library, 1921, p. 147, [1]
      Below, the red cedar festoon'd with tylandria, the pines and cypresses growing out of the white sand that spreads far and flat, []
  2. The arbor vitae, found in North America, Thuja plicata.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 11, [2]
      She was a West Coast canoe—dug out of a great red cedar tree.
  3. An evergreen tree of the mahogany family with reddish wood, found in Australia, Toona australis.
  4. The wood of any of these trees.

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